Tanah Datar Regency
Kabupaten Tanah Datar
Rice fields in Tanah Datar
Rice fields in Tanah Datar
Coat of arms of Tanah Datar Regency
Location within West Sumatra
Location within West Sumatra
Tanah Datar Regency is located in Sumatra
Tanah Datar Regency
Tanah Datar Regency
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Tanah Datar Regency is located in Indonesia
Tanah Datar Regency
Tanah Datar Regency
Tanah Datar Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 0°27′00″S 100°34′59″E / 0.45°S 100.583°E / -0.45; 100.583
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceWest Sumatra
Regency seatBatusangkar
Government
 • RegentIrdinansyah Tarmizi
 • Vice RegentZuldafri Darma
Area
 • Total1,336.60 km2 (516.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total371,704
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 752
Websitetanahdatar.go.id
Pacu jawi, a traditional bull race from Tanah Datar.
Pacu jawi, a traditional bull race from Tanah Datar.
Group of people at a tiger trap with a tiger in Soepajang, Bovenlanden Padang, on Sumatra's west coast. (Circa 1895)
Group of people at a tiger trap with a tiger in Soepajang, Bovenlanden Padang, on Sumatra's west coast. (Circa 1895)

Tanah Datar Regency is a landlocked regency (kabupaten) in West Sumatra province, Indonesia. The regency has an area of 1,336 km2, and had a population of 338,484 at the 2010 Census,[2] which rose to 371,704 at the 2020 Census.[3] The regency seat is the town of Batusangkar. The city of Padang Panjang is also geographically located within the regency but constitutes a municipality (kota otonom) of its own.

Tanah Datar has several tourist attractions including the Pagaruyung Palace (Istano Pagaruyuang) with its museum, Sanskrit and Malay language stone inscriptions from the 14th century, several sites with megaliths (batu tagak), and the village Pandai Sikat (Pandai Sikek), where the traditional songket (kain balapak) is still woven. The northern part of Lake Singkarak is situated in Tanah Datar. The traditional bull race pacu jawi take place in the regency too.

Administrative districts

Tanah Datar is divided into fourteen districts (kecamatan), listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[4] and 2020 Census.[5] The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its postal code.

District Area
in km2
Population
2010 Census
Population
2020 Census
Admin
centre
No. of
villages
Post
code
Sepuluk Koto
(X Koto)
152.02 42,133 46,229 Pasa Rabaa 9 27151
Batipuh 144.26 29,896 31,883 Kubu Karambia 8 27265
Batipuh Selatan
(South Batipuh)
82.73 10,430 11,217 Sumpur 4 27266
Pariangan 76.43 19,519 20,744 Simabur 6 27264
Rambatan 129.15 33,287 37,180 Rambatan 5 27271
Lima Kaum 50.00 35,784 38,061 Lima Kaum 5 27211 - 27216
Tanjung Emas 112.05 21,689 25,047 Saruaso 4 27280
Padang Ganting 83.05 13,641 14,599 Padang Ganting 2 27282
Lintau Buo 60.22 17,564 19,771 Buo 4 27292
Lintau Buo Utara
(North Lintau Buo)
204.31 34,810 37,652 Balai Tangah 5 27293
Sungayang 65.45 16,903 18,671 Sungayang 5 27294
Sungai Tarab 71.85 29,282 32,694 Sungai Tarab 10 27261
Salimpaung 60.88 20,768 23,551 Tabek Patah 6 27262 - 27263
Tanjuang Baru 43.14 12,788 14,405 Tanjuang Alam 2 27281
Totals 1,336.00 338,494 371,704 Batusangkar 75

References

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 20211.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.

Coordinates: 0°27′00″S 100°34′59″E / 0.45°S 100.583°E / -0.45; 100.583